I think I was born in the wrong time period. Either that, or no matter what year it is, it's really just 1984 over and over again.
Careful what you say around your TV. It may be listening. And blabbing.
"Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party," the policy reads. [emphasis added]
Voice recognition is supposed to be a selling point for people who are too lazy to use their remote, but if you are too lazy to pick up a remote in a first place (the remote itself was supposedly created because we were all too lazy to get up and press the buttons on the TV console), then you probably have other issues.
Still, you might want to be aware of the fact that if you talk about, well, anything near your television, your television is going to record your voice and send it to third parties.
Oh and by the way, the television also comes complete with a camera that will facially recognize you in lieu of a manual password input. But I'm sure it only does that when you specifically ask it to, right? It also comes with "gesture control" which learns to recognize your gestures to control the television as well. I wonder what happens when you give it the middle finger. In Britain, it's probably an anti-social thought crime to flip off your own TV.
Oh wait, I guess the nonexistence of privacy is super trendy now.